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Eto'o leaves Everton for Sampdoria

Observer Sport - 16 hours 3 min ago
Samuel Eto'o has completed his move from Everton to Italian club Sampdoria, signing a two-and-a-half-year deal, the English Premier League side announced Tuesday.

Businessman kills two gunmen in Ewarton

Observer - 16 hours 5 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – An alert businessman this morning shot and killed two of three men who attempted to rob his businessplace in Ewarton, St Catherine.

TT$500,000 bail for pundit on sexual assault charge

Stabroek - 16 hours 8 min ago
(Trinidad Express) SIPARIA Magistrate Armina Deonarinesingh yesterday expressed concern over the frequent sexual offences allegedly being committed in the area. Deonarinesingh made the comment as she...

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Talking Horses: Win a Cheltenham Festival bet in our tips competition

Guardian Sport - 16 hours 9 min ago
Champion trainer Paul Nicholls believes Zarkandar remains his chief hope of success in the World Hurdle

Tony Paley: Champion trainer Paul Nicholls believes Zarkandar remains his chief hope of success in the Ladbrokes World Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival and thinks the bookmakers are wrong to have his runner longer odds than Saphir Du Rheu.

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John Carver wins over Newcastle’s players but fans’ jury is still out | Louise Taylor

Guardian Sport - 16 hours 11 min ago
Sir Bobby Robson’s former No2, who will be in charge at St James’ Park for the rest of the season, must shake off the shadow of Alan Pardew

John Carver organised a football match between Newcastle United’s backroom staff and north-east-based journalists last Friday.

The game – won 6-0 by the interim manager’s support team – may appear to be an inconsequential event but, in the context of life at St James’ Park, it was a significant and subversive act that emphasises why he should not be underestimated.

Related: John Carver to stay in charge of Newcastle until end of season

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Michael Clarke row poses threat to Australia’s bid for World Cup glory

Guardian Sport - 16 hours 13 min ago
• Captain and Cricket Australia believed to be in dispute over his fitness
• Clarke struggling to be ready in time for next month’s tournament
• Mike Selvey on the rise of Australia’s new leader Steve Smith

Australia’s attempt to win next month’s World Cup and, potentially, the forthcoming Ashes in England, appears to be being threatened by a bitter, behind-the-scenes fallout between Michael Clarke and Cricket Australia.

Clarke, the national team’s captain, is facing a race to recover from a torn hamstring in time for Australia’s second game of the World Cup against Bangladesh in Brisbane on 21 February. That is the deadline handed to him by the governing body and given that Clarke’s camp are said to have previously, and privately, agreed a return date for the team’s fourth match of the tournament, many are interpreting that as his superiors setting the 33-year-old up to fail.

Related: Australia’s Steve Smith makes fools of his critics after stellar year | Mike Selvey

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Manning: My main concern was my speech

Express - 16 hours 25 min ago
This is the address given by former Prime Minister and member of Parliament for San Fernando East, Patrick Manning as a constituency meeting in Plesantville on Monday night, in which he gave supporters an update on his medical condition, and disclosed his decision to sign the consent form to be nominated for screening.

MANNING WANTS TO FIGHT ELECTION

Express - 16 hours 31 min ago
FORMER Prime Minister Patrick Manning is interested in contesting the San Fernando East seat in the 2015 General Election. At a constituency meeting in Pleasantville on Monday night, Manning told supporters that "once the constituency will have me” he is willing to be nominated to be screened for the seat, which he won and has retained since 1971.

The best goals of the week: Tim Cahill, Neymar, Paul Pogba and Adam Rooney

Guardian Sport - 16 hours 34 min ago

Featuring a volley from Belgium, an overhead kick from Australia, a chip from Italy, a back-heel from Scotland, a curler from France and a silky finish from Spain

Silvan Widmer (Empoli v UDINESE)

Hakim El Mokeddem (FRANCE U16 v Turkey U16)

Damien Da Silva (Rennes v CAEN)

Jonathan Pereira (RCD Mallorca v REAL VALLADOLID)

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Lithuania's Sernas joins Ross County

BBC Sport - 16 hours 37 min ago
Ross County sign Darvydas Sernas after the Lithuania midfielder leaves Polish second-tier club Wigry Suwalki.

Cameron loses bid to extend stay as WICB president

Observer - 16 hours 39 min ago
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – President of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Dave Cameron has failed in his bid to extend his stay in office, if he loses the next election carded for March, regional reports suggest

Pakistan’s Haris Sohail traumatised after meeting hotel ‘ghost’ in New Zealand

Guardian Sport - 16 hours 43 min ago
• All-rounder ‘visibily shaken’ by a ‘supernatural something’
• Hotel’s management says it knows of ‘no active ghost’
• The Joy of Six: sports ghost stories

Pakistan’s team management says all-rounder Haris Sohail was left “visibly shaken” after a ghostly encounter in a Christchurch hotel room.

Sohail fled what he believed was a supernatural presence which shook his bed at the Rydges Latimer hotel, taking refuge in the room of a team coach after the encounter earlier this week.

Related: The Joy of Six: sports ghost stories

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“Life-threatening” blizzard shuts down much of U.S. Northeast

Stabroek - 16 hours 43 min ago
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – A “life-threatening” blizzard barreled into the U.S. Northeast, affecting up to 20 percent of Americans as it kept workers and students housebound, halted...

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Quins prop Collier out for season

BBC Sport - 16 hours 44 min ago
Harlequins prop Will Collier will miss the rest of the season after suffering knee ligament damage against Castres.

Australia see off United Arab Emirates to reach Asian Cup final

Guardian Sport - 16 hours 56 min ago
  • Australia 2-0 United Arab Emirates
  • Early goals to Trent Sainsbury and Jason Davidson settle match
  • Socceroos to play South Korea in Saturday’s final in Sydney

After their heroic and improbable win over Japan, it was always a question of which UAE side was going to show up in the Hunter. Would they be buoyed, ready to continue their fairytale run? Or would the exertions over a grueling 120 minutes against Japan take their toll?

It didn’t take long to find out – with many at Newcastle Stadium still finding their seat, or patch of grass, Trent Sainsbury rose virtually unmarked to nod home a Massimo Luongo corner inside Majed Naser’s right post.

Related: Australia beat UAE 2-0 to reach Asian Cup final – as it happened

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Mulumbu to miss Afcon last-eight tie

BBC Sport - 16 hours 56 min ago
DR Congo captain Youssouf Mulumbu will miss Saturday's Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final against Congo.

Rafael Nadal blames Australian Open exit on injuries – video

Guardian Sport - 16 hours 58 min ago
Rafael Nadal, the world no3, says he lacked the right intensity and confidence to win against Tomas Berdych in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open. Nadal says he made it easy for Berdych to win the match but says he lacked his usual rhythm due to his recovery from appendicitis and a wrist injury several months ago Continue reading...

Maria Sharapova pleased at beating Eugenie Bouchard in Australian Open quarter-final – video

Guardian Sport - 17 hours 1 min ago
Maria Sharapova says she is happy with her 6-3, 6-2 victory against Canadian Eugenie Bouchard in Melbourne in the quarter-final of the Australian Open. Sharapova says a heated discussion with her father made her improve her performance after her second-round match. She also looks ahead to her next match against Ekaterina Makarova. Bouchard says she is disappointed to have lost Continue reading...

UPDATE: Trinidad TV talk show host was murdered

Observer - 17 hours 1 min ago
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Marcia Henville, the television talk show host, whose charred remains were discovered after a fire gutted her bedroom early Saturday morning, was murdered, according to the results of an autopsy done on Monday.

Football transfer rumours: Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling to Chelsea?

Guardian Sport - 17 hours 2 min ago
Today’s tattle is sorry to announce that due to signal failure …

Aaaaaaarrrgggghhhh! The Mill’s dog ate its alarm clock, then the Mill’s dog fell on the train tracks*, caused signal failure, all after hiding the Mill’s keys down the back of the sofa – the rascal. Fear not however, for rushing is no longer en vogue among the modern day footballistas. Why? Because Gus Poyet says so. Want more proof, Pep Guardiola and Bastian Schweinsteiger also say so – neither is willing to break stride to sign a new deal at Bayern.

Nor is Raheem Sterling at Liverpool for that matter, which has pricked the ears of Chelsea suits who fancy bringing the 20-year-old, once a QPR youth, back to west London. Sterling is stalling over a new Liverpool contract. Their opening bid of £70,000 a week has caused offence. Sterling, who, we must not forget, gets tired, will not get out of bed for that (and after this morning, the Mill knows how he feels).

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